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    • 23 Sep 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Brown Palace 321 17th St.
    The Senate race in Colorado is one of the most competitive contests in the country this year.  Democrats and Republicans consider it especially important for their respective power in Washington.  But, are they overlooking the Independents?  Will Colorado support a different voice?

    Dr. Steve Shogan is running as an independent candidate from Colorado where there are some 36% of voters who are unaffiliated.  Shogan petitioned his way onto the ballot and was validated in late July by the Secretary of State’s Office.  Shogan describes himself as a fiscal conservative and a social liberal.  Shogan is not a career politician, nor does he want to be one.  He claims to be a critical thinker who has created a path to political reform as Colorado's Independent voice in the United States Senate.  City Club members will hear Shogan's plans for health care reform, tackling the national debt and ideas to improve education and the jobs market for our youth. Shogan hopes to use his swing vote in an evenly divided body of Democrat and Republican Senators to get both sides to the table to act on our behalf.

    According to Dr. Shogan, his message has resonated with independent voters, as well as many longterm Democrats and Republicans who are looking for an answer to gridlock in our United States Congress – “he has spent the last 35 years doing brain and spine surgery to fight paralysis in people.  Now, he plans to cure the deadly paralysis that afflicts Washington.”  More about his campaign and platform can be found on

    About Dr. Steve Shogan

    Steve Shogan was born in Detroit, Michigan.  He attended the University of Michigan where he got his undergraduate degree with high distinction, concentrating on economics and pre-medicine.  He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1976 and then completed a six-year training program in Neurosurgery through the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.  

    In 1982, he moved to Denver where he has been one of Colorado’s foremost neurosurgeons for more than 30 years.  He is listed as one of 5280 Magazine's "Top Doctors" for neurosurgery 17 years in a row.  While practicing medicine, Shogan also studied at the University of Denver College of Law, where he received his JD and was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1987.  He has been admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Colorado and before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.  For several years, he volunteered as an attorney for indigent clients through Denver’s Thursday Night Bar, which evolved into the Metro Volunteer Lawyers.  

    Shogan is a Founding Trustee and was the Board Chair of the Colorado Legacy Foundation (renamed this year to the Colorado Education Initiative), which works in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education to foster and fund innovative approaches to K-12 education.  He is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Health Foundation (2010-2012) and Chair of its Policy Committee.  Steve was a Founding Trustee of the Rose Community Foundation, serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees (2004-2006) and Chair of its Health Committee.  

    Steve is married and has three adult children. He is an enthusiastic runner, ice climber, biker and mountaineer.


    Spinach Salad, Roma Tomato, Egg Slices
    Herb Vinaigrette
    Herb Crusted Chicken Breast, Caramelized Shallot & Madeira Demi Glace
    Four Cheese and Pear Fiocchi, Lemon, Chile, Gorgonzola Ricotta

    • 07 Oct 2014
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Brown Palace 321 17th St.
    Join City Club of Denver in welcoming Honorable Mayor Michael B. Hancock in his traditional address to the club.

    About Michael B. Hancock

    Michael Hancock was born in Fort Hood, Texas, the youngest of 10 children from an Army family that moved to Denver when he was just 10 months old.  A graduate of Denver’s Manual High School, Hancock attended Hastings College in Nebraska, working summers in Denver as an intern for then-Mayor Federico Peña’s office before graduating in 1991 with a B.A. in political science and minor in communications. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado-Denver in 1995.

    Hancock started his career while pursuing his master’s degree, working at both the Denver Housing Authority and National Civic League, where he designed, implemented and oversaw the first-ever athletic, cultural and leadership-training programs in public housing and helped groups all over the country craft and enact strategic plans to solve economic and budget challenges, increase civic participation and improve governance.  He joined Metro Denver’s Urban League affiliate in 1995 as program director before becoming president in 1999, becoming the youngest President of an Urban League chapter in America. At the Urban League, Hancock created a nationally recognized and award winning job-training program and developed long lasting private-sector partnerships.

    In 2003, Hancock was elected to represent Denver City Council’s District 11.  He served two terms as council president, from 2006-08. He presided over the creation of the Denver Preschool Program; spearheaded efforts to expand economic opportunities; fought to end the foreclosure crisis and mortgage fraud; helped initiate innovative-schools legislation and helped guide the Better Denver Bond program.

    Mayor Hancock is the proud father of three children undefined Alayna, Jordan and Janae undefined and he and his wife, Mary, have been married for 20 years after first meeting in middle school.

    Soup du Jour en Croute
    Rocky Mountain Trout with Lemon Beurre Blanc

    OR Baby Romaine & Frisee, Asparagus, Wild Mushrooms Raspberries & Brie Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette

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21 Apr 2014 Union Station Tour
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18 Mar 2014 Electoral Reform in Colorado: Rising Above the Fray
04 Mar 2014 Generational Differences: What a New, Younger Generation Means to the Colorado Work Environment
18 Feb 2014 What’s the Flight Plan? Drones and UAVs: Where This Technology Can Take Us.
04 Feb 2014 Denver Museum of Nature & Science Talk and Tour - Special Program
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17 Dec 2013 Denver's Microbrewing Explosion
03 Dec 2013 Passport to Paris with Angelica Daneo
19 Nov 2013 Floods of 2013 with Chief Recovery Officer Jerre Stead
12 Nov 2013 Citizens Divided with Chantell Taylor
29 Oct 2013 America's Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges with Ambassador Christopher Hill
15 Oct 2013 Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth with Reza Aslan
24 Sep 2013 Former Secretary of the Interior and Senator Ken Salazar
10 Sep 2013 Mayor of Denver Michael B. Hancock's Annual Engagement
21 May 2013 Sports fans around the world: DO WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?
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19 Mar 2013 Governing a Purple State: Colorado Politics and Policy
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22 Jan 2013 Gun Control - Protection and Politics with Dave Kopel
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16 Oct 2012 From Triad to Dyad: Cutting the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Budget
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17 Apr 2012 City Club's 90th Anniversary Celebration!
03 Apr 2012 Legislative Update
20 Mar 2012 Renewable Energy: How Technology Innovation is Changing our Energy Future with NREL President Dr. Dan Arvizu
08 Mar 2012 Are College Sports Broken? with NCAA President Mark Emmert
06 Mar 2012 Arab Spring One Year Later: Learning form the Tunisian Experience with Ambassador Casey
21 Feb 2012 Colorado and US -Impediments for Growth and Economic Outlook for 2012 with Fed VP Mark Snead
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17 Jan 2012 Images of Afghanistan & Pakistan: Schools-The Path to Literacy, Education, and Empowerment for Young Women
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06 Dec 2011 Telling the City’s Stories with The Denver Post's Tina Griego
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26 Apr 2011 Mosques and Burning The Qur’an: Islam as a Media Spectacle
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08 Feb 2011 City Club of Denver: Shaping the Future
01 Feb 2011 Colorado Coalition for the Homeless: 25 Years of Service to the Community
25 Jan 2011 Understanding the U.S. Health Care Conundrum
18 Jan 2011 Business and Job Growth: A Rosy Picture or Status Quo?
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14 Dec 2010 A Performance from PHAMALy
07 Dec 2010 Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River
30 Nov 2010 Our Electric Future? Coal and Other Options for Affordable, Reliable, Responsible Power
16 Nov 2010 2010 Colorado Mid-Term Election Campaigns, Character and National Trends
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02 Nov 2010 Denver Health – A Commitment to Excellence
26 Oct 2010 The Truth Behind the Talk
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05 Oct 2010 Amendment 63: Health care choice or a false promise of opting out of federal health care requirements?
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14 Sep 2010 Denver Safety: Reforms, Accountability and the Discipline Process
07 Sep 2010 Denver's Challenges and Opportunities with Mayor John Hickenlooper
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